Etoufee basking on a bed of baked sweet potato with spinach and strawberries on the side.

Some of my Facebook friends remark how frequently I post from the patio these days.

“Why not?” demand I.  The spring weather is perfect and the dogs enjoy our company, especially the morsels of people-food that befall them when their masters dine outside.

This evening after work, we enjoyed crawfish etouffee served over baked sweet potato with fresh spinach and strawberry salad on the side.  (Sarah gets the chef’s credit–I wouldn’t know where to begin.).

In six weeks or a couple of months, the patio will become uninhabitable with the arrival of unbearable summer along the Gulf Coast, but for spring, we’ll enjoy the Louisiana great outdoors and our cozy back yard while we can.  This is our favorite season of the year.